Nov 10, 2012 1:05am PST
with a noninvasive technology. it promises to cut the number of biopsies she needs. >> it is a screening tool for suspicious looking moles that we want to get a computerized second opinion on. >> the recently approved fda device collects images several layers deep into the skin by combining multiple light waves a is a multior. dimensional look of the individual skin lesions including layers not visible to the naked eye. >> what it does is analyzes the degree of 8 symetry and the disorganization of pigment throughout multiple layers in the skin. >> after the images are acquired, the software uses algorithms to produce a score. >> we know from clinical sud des that the average score for melanoma is about 3.5. if something is 0 or below we know it is almost certainly benign. >> still there are limitations. the device does not currently spot nonmelanoma cancers. he says it is best used as an ed added tool to confirm clinical judgment on questionable lesions. allison comes for regular screenings. ever since her surgery for melanoma on her shoulder. >> anything that could tell me that there was an
Nov 13, 2012 1:05am PST
to human. >>reporter: lab is epi-center in the study of virus with us new technology the lab crucials dna and reconstructs genome hoping to spot new mutation allowing virus to evolve into dangerous mutation including bird flu. >> that's really been the big would i are about virus especially this one that you can have a highly path general ick virus that you say jumps into a host species say human and then spread efficiently then can be the cause of very severe deadly pandemic. >>reporter: he says one current project could have immediate impact closer to hom home. the strain that infected patient's at yos mate trying to determine if there's been any evolution near change that would help explain why the outbreak was so tl virus lent and what is ahead is anybody's guest. >> things are so surprising that i'm basically ready for nature to give me another one. the i'm waiting for another curve ball. >>reporter: dr. chu team working on developing new tows diagnose lyme disease. >> critical work. >> we heard of diet soda but new pepsi drink claims it can reduce fat level in your body. pepsi s
Nov 15, 2012 1:05am PST
the public utility commission. one is facing a lawsuit. uber technologies like lift, side car and pick and go use smart phone apps to connect the riders with drivers. the suit filed seeks class action status for san francisco taxicab drivers. it says the private dispatch service is operating unfairly. uber says the company is in compliance with all laws and will fight the lawsuit. >>> we have seen some of sfrancc francisco's iconic landmarks lit up for special occasions for the giants' world series win and red for the 49ers. the san francisco ferry building is glowing blue as a beacon of support on the world diabetes day. landmarks across the world including the empire state building in new york are lit up to raise awareness for the disease that affects 26 million americans. >> that looks beautiful. and it is clear. that will be a different story tomorrow night. >> sandhya patel is here with the incoming rain. >> carolyn and dan, you are going to need the umbrellas before you know it. a chance tomorrow night and a better possibility by friday. here is a look at live doppler 7hd. not much in t
Nov 12, 2012 2:00am PST
to tech hackathon designed to bring veterans' job skills up to speed with new technology. one vet told us what he learned as an engineer in the military doesn't click this today's job market. >> it has been pretty tough with a lot of outdated information. i work with a lot of older predated information as far as everything now is cloud-based services. >> the lives of some chronically ill veterans will be on otis street. it has 75 new furnished rooms. let's get a check on the workweek weather with leigh glaser. >> let's check on live doppler 7hd. tonight we will see a few more cloud and that will help to insulate us a little more. we won't have as much in the way of froths especially in the north bay as we did last night as well as this morning. you can see with live doppler 7hd, down to santa rosa and petaluma seeing a little bit of the cloudiness right now. the high and midlevel clouds will move across the bay area. already 40 and 51 san francisco and 47 in mountain view. it is going to be a wet week ahead. we'll look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you, leigh.